Sociology : Education and Society

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Sociology

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Education And Society

All of the following are considered manifest functions of education except __________.

Possible Answers:

social control

social placement


social networking

none of the other answer choices

Correct answer:

social networking


Socialization, social control, and social placement are all manifest functions of education. Socialization refers to learning how to become an adult. Social control is learning to obey rules and laws of society, and social placement refers to the fact that education can provide a tool for upward social and economic mobility. Social networking is considered a latent function of education. Social networking refers to students' social contacts that might help a student find a job after finishing school.

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